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Global Academic Program

6 week program


COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in New York, GSI is moving to an online-only format for Summer 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for details before submitting your GSI application.

About the Program

The Global Academic Program allows newly admitted and visiting international students the opportunity to enroll in academic courses at Stony Brook.  All students are required to enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits and will be awarded a full housing scholarship for the summer. Students in the Global Academic Program are eligible to participate in our GSI cultural excursions.

Stony Brook University has a wide variety of courses across multiple academic departments and disciplines. Admission to some courses is subject to department review, in order to ensure that students have satisfied the course entry requirements.  Newly admitted students can begin completing their general education requirements during the summer.

In addition to traditional in-person courses, Stony Brook University offers several online courses during the GSI. All Global Academic Program students are required to enroll in a minimum of three (3) credits of in-person classes. Please visit the summer course page for a list of available courses.

List of Summer Courses


Admission Requirements

Special Lectures

Participants will attend three special lectures by distinguished faculty or administrators on a range of topics. Speakers will be announced in the spring.